It is important to get proper nourishment between iftar and suhoor in order to be prepared for the next day of fasting. Healthy habits during the holy month are also very important in order to avoid gaining weight.
- Make sure to drink plenty of fluids before the start of the fasting hours.
- The caffeine in coffee, tea and soda causes increased urination, so it is best to limit these drinks during the non fasting hours.
- Start meals with Fruits and vegetables such as watermelon. It’s mostly water and can also help to replace fluids.
Choose healthy options
- Suhoor should be a wholesome meal providing you with enough energy to last until Iftar.
- fruit and vegetables, beans, chickpeas and lentils, will provide you with a long-lasting source of energy throughout the day.
- Choose foods that have been grilled, baked or steamed instead of fried.
Eat, rest and exercise strategically
- Rest is important, but be sure to stay awake long enough to replenish the fluids and nutrients your body needs.
- Staying active is very important, go for walk or do mild exercises after iftar
- Oatmeal with a low fat milk and fresh fruit
- Lentil soup with chopped carrot, celery and onion
- Boiled eggs ,fruits and vegetables
- Chicken, baked with sautéed vegetables
- Baked fish with roasted vegetables
- fattoush salad, hummus and pita bread